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How Long Does It Take To Be Undetectable

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Atripla, How long to become undetectable

I've been on Atripla since 4/10, my viral load dropped from 23,000, to 15,900, 107, then jumped up to 510, then down again to 74in Sept,. Dr. said to contiue on the Atripla and get lab work done in a month...I did VLis now 91 last...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.It's always reassuring to see undetectable viral loads. That said, depending on a number of circumstances, it can take up to 4-6 months to get there (except for regimens that include raltegravir/ISENTRESS, where... Read more »

How long until I become Undetectable?

Hello Dr.,I was diagnosed with HIV one year ago and started taking Atripla 4 months ago. My CD4... Read more »

How long for VL to go undetectable

HelloHave been on meds for 5 months, CD4 up from 110 to 450 VL down from 500 000 to 8000. Is this... Read more »

Hot Topics: Preparing for Treatment; How Long to Undetectable?; Coping With Side Effects; and More

Hot Topics at's "Ask the Experts" Forums, June 24, 2014 June 24, 2014 Visit the Forums Read Past Email Newsletters Change/Update Subscription   Starting Atripla: What Side Effects Should I Be Ready... Read more »

Understanding Undetectable Viral Load (Video)

Suppressing the virus to "undetectable" levels has long played a key role in maintaining the health of people with HIV -- and recent research shows it can also dramatically cut HIV transmission risk , with implications for individuals, couples, and... Read more »

HIV Undetectability Unimportant? Wrong.

Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D. In a recent blog entry on , ScotCharles suggests that treating HIV to undetectable levels may be unnecessary. I disagree. I have been an HIV medical provider, caregiver and researcher for over 20 years.... Read more »

Is HIV Viral Undetectability Important?

ScotCharles I have been on anti-HIV meds since 1994. I have had HIV definitely for thirty years and probably more. In that time I have seen people sickened and killed by the meds. I have developed long-term complications as a direct result of... Read more »
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BF is +, I'm - and risks of bb while undetectable

Posted by eastvancpl, 2 Replies
My bf has been on atripla for a year now. He went undetectable in 2 weeks. the fastest his dr had ever seen. Has been extremely consistent with the meds and the results have showed that. My question is, are there other couples in magnetic... Read more »

Dating someone who is HIV+ undetectable

Posted by Ace90, 8 Replies
I recently started dating someone who is HIV+ undetectable. I should mention that I am HIV -. My family and friends are not happy with my decision. They think that I am putting myself at risk.

It makes me really sad. I do not know what I should... Read more »

Worst thing I heard recently...Surprise, I'm Undetectable!

Posted by WorriedInMD, 2 Replies
So obviously when I was told by a guy that he was undetectable it was not cheerful like my topic. I am in a near panic right now because of this news. I would really like to hear from experts on how worried I should be about this scenario. I really... Read more »

partner is undetectable

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Well, this is my story. I have been dating this wonderful guy now for about 4 months. He and I have grown very close to one another very quickly. He made no bones about telling me very early on that he tested postive 2 years ago and has been taking... Read more »